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Plymouth in Devon County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Roanoke Colonies

 
 
The Roanoke Colonies Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 4, 2018
1. The Roanoke Colonies Marker
Inscription.
The Roanoke Colonies
From Plymouth on 27th April 1584, Walter Raleigh Sent Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlow to North America to Explore & Prepare for English Colonisation On 13th July They Claimed Land In the Name of Queen Elizabeth Called Virginia in Her Honour This Area is Now Known as North Carolina In 1585 a Colony Under Gov. Ralph Lane Settled There on Roanoke Island Remaining a Year. In 1587 a Second Colony Under Gov. John White Established the “Cittie” of Ralegh at the Same Site This Settlement Known as Raleigh's “Lost Colony” Disappeared Between 1587 & 1590. This Plaque Unveiled By The Gov. Of North Carolina In the Presence of the Lord Mayor of Plymouth on 27th April 1984, Commemorates the 400th Anniversary of Sir Walter Raleigh's Colonies
 
Erected 1984.
 
Location. 50° 21.971′ N, 4° 8.017′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, England, in Devon County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Commercial Road and The Barbican, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth, England PL1 2LR, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wreck of the “Sea Venture” (here, next to this marker); Iron Pipes
The Roanoke Colonies Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 4, 2018
2. The Roanoke Colonies Marker
(here, next to this marker); Sir Humphey Gilbert’s Voyage (here, next to this marker); Sailing of the Mayflower (here, next to this marker); Arrival of NC4 (here, next to this marker); The Tolpuddle Martyrs (here, next to this marker); Royal Visit (here, next to this marker); 350th Anniversary of the Mayflower (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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